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Louis Nirenberg
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Nirenberg in 1975
Born (1925-02-28)28 February 1925
Died 26 January 2020(2020-01-26) (aged 94)
Citizenship Canadian, American
Alma mater McGill University,
New York University
Known for Partial differential equations
Gagliardo–Nirenberg interpolation inequality
Gagliardo–Nirenberg–Sobolev inequality
Bounded mean oscillation (John–Nirenberg space)
Awards Bôcher Memorial Prize (1959)
Crafoord Prize (1982)
Steele Prize (1994, 2014)
National Medal of Science (1995)
Chern Medal (2010)
Abel Prize (2015)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions New York University
Doctoral advisor James Stoker
Doctoral students Djairo Guedes de Figueiredo (pt)
Sergiu Klainerman
Martin Schechter (de)

Louis Nirenberg (28 February 1925 – 26 January 2020) was a Canadian American mathematician. He was thought to be one of the outstanding analysts of the twentieth century. He made fundamental contributions to linear and nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) and their application to complex analysis and geometry. In 2015, he won the Abel Prize.

Nirenberg died at a Manhattan hospital on 26 January 2020 at the age of 94.

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